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Wales Avoids Disruption Following Friday's NHS Cyber Attack

It has been labelled as the biggest cyber attack in history with a total of 200,000 computers directly affected by hackers, but despite its global impact, Digital Health News can confirm the majority of Scottish health boards experienced disruptions mainly to GP practices with no hospital sites or services affected. Read More »

Cyber attack a 'wake-up call'

The agency got compromised somehow and a group called Shadow Brokers has been posting the exploits online. "This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem", Smith said. Read More »

Microsoft Lashes Out Over 'WannaCry' Hacks; Is Apple Next?

The WannaCry or WannaCrypt ransomware attack deployed a Windows exploit that the National Security Agency had used for its own purposes until it was leaked in April by the hacking group Shadow Brokers. The malware communicates using the anonymising Tor network and demands payments in the equally anonymous currency, bitcoin, making tracing those behind the attack more complicated. Read More »

Worldwide cyberattack: Here's how to protect yourself

And just as they are unlikely to pay for an upgrade to their operating systems, they may not want to - or be able to - pay for security fixes. You might back up the entire computer or you may back up specific files. The company will notify users via Twitter and Facebook when it becomes available. Authorities fear that new variations on the malware may begin spreading this week as more threat actors get their hands on the code and create new versions that behave differently but with the same ... Read More »

Experts brace for unstoppable ransomware

The main challenge for investigators was the fast-spreading capabilities of the malware, he said, adding that so far not many people have paid the ransoms that the virus demands. The company took the unprecedented step of releasing an emergency patch for Windows XP and other unsupported operating systems over the weekend. Officials in Japan and South Korea said they believed security updates had helped ward off the worst of the impact. Read More »

Google Play Protect is the new public-facing security package for Android

It is due to be added to the company's smart virtual helper, Google Assistant, before being rolled out. Among the other new features introduced at the long-awaited Google I/O conference was the Google Lens initiative. LG revealed in a blog post that its Signature-branded washing machines, dryers, fridges, ovens and air purifiers will be fully compatible with Google Assistant through Google Home. Read More »

Dutch police call on citizens to report cyberattacks following global ransomware attack

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The government of North Korea has been pointed to as a possible culprit . Luckily, though, the spread of " WannaCry " has slowed down over the weekend. In an analysis posted today, Finnish cybersecurity firm F-Secure explains that China and Russian Federation are two of the countries most severely hit by WannaCry , and there's a reason why this happened: the big number of computers running pirated Windows. Read More »

French researchers find WannaCry cure in the nick of time

While the security experts have struggled to find the so-called "patient zero" in the attack, they have been more successful in finding the cause of the attacks and the reason why it was so successful. ET) on Friday. By contrast, the United States accounts for 7 percent of WannaCry infections while Britain, France and Germany each represent just 2 percent of worldwide attacks, Kryptos said. Read More »

Google announces Assistant for iPhone at Google I/O

Consumers will be able to use voice commands to preheat their own meals, or check if laundry or dishes are cleaned with connected GE appliances, the companies said. And there will be a version of the Play Store that highlights apps specifically designed for the next billion users coming online while still offering the entire app catalog. Read More »

Microsoft Releases Windows Ransomware Patch, Blasts NSA for Malware Stockpile

The hackers here weren't playing some political interference game: They were after money, in bitcoin . "We can get rid of the attack but we cannot retrieve or restore the previous data if it is formatted". "That people are attempting to lay blame on the company says volumes about them, and about the curious view that some have of software vendors in general and Microsoft in particular". Read More »

How to protect yourself from ransomware attacks

It finally so happened that users of older software had to pay the price. But because many customers were still using unsupported versions of XP, WannaCry rapidly infected a large number of systems when it emerged in May. However, Tom Bossert, President Trump's Homeland Security Advisor, told members of the media that the infection rates have "slowed over the weekend" since WannaCry started in the United Kingdom on Friday and quickly spread to the rest of the globe. Read More »

N.Korea says US has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks

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The weekend launch was the first since a new liberal president took office in South Korea. Youngsters beside North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as he arrives to attend "We Are the Happiest in the World", a performance to celebrate the 70th founding anniversary of the Korean Children's Union (KCU), in this undated image. Read More »

Sather Financial Group Inc Reduces Stake in Microsoft Co. (MSFT)

Nations Financial Group Inc. It increased, as 49 investors sold MSFT shares while 897 reduced holdings. Franklin Resource has invested 2.82% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ). "( MSFT )" was originally reported by Markets Daily and is owned by of Markets Daily. If you are accessing this article on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States & global trademark & copyright legislation. Read More »

Owlboy, YIIK, Nine Parchments Revealed For Switch

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Nintendo made an opening Nintendo Direct video presentation of their upcoming new game ARMS for Nintendo Switch. Following are the launch characters for ARMS . The Global Testpunch will begin the last weekend of May and the first weekend of June. It's going to be held from May 26 to 28 and June 2 to 4. Read More »

Software Used in Global Cyber Attack on Friday Was Stolen from NSA

The risk isn't over. Some reports Sunday suggested that this has already happened. "That code has not been widely used, and has been seen only in attacks by North Korean-linked hackers", according to the Times . We may see many more reports about WannaCry infections starting today, as organizations around the world see how their networks have been impacted over the weekend. Read More »

Security experts find clues to ransomware worm's lingering risks

But Roger Kay, an analyst at Endpoint Technologies, a medical information consulting service, said the fees exposed Microsoft to the same criticism of price-gouging that drugmakers face when they charge high prices for life-saving drugs. On Friday, the Kaspersky Lab IT company registered about 45,000 ransomware attacks in 74 countries worldwide, with the largest number of targets in Russian Federation. Read More »

Doctor's surgery is hit by cyber-attack

The ransomware attack has been described as the largest-ever of its kind. A spokesperson for NHS Chorley and South Ribble CCG and NHS Greater Preston CCG said: "We are working with our GP practices to understand the extent to which they have been affected by the cyber attack and IT engineers are supporting practices to get their systems back up and running as quickly as possible". Read More »

NHS continues to recover from cyber attack

Yesterday the Republic's Health Service Executive confirmed three hospitals had been targeted with up to 20 computers affected but the problem was quickly isolated. Microsoft's chief lawyer, Brad Smith, said the attacks should act as a "wake-up" call to governments worldwide and laid part of the blame on United States intelligence agencies the CIA and National Security Agency for "stockpiling" software code which could be exploited by hackers. Read More »

NKorea vows to strengthen nukes as US increases pressure

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US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, in the aftermath of the test, said that it was prompted by Kim Jong-un's " paranoia " and described North Korea as " a true threat to every country in the world ". If this goes to a military solution, it's going to be tragic on an unbelievable scale . All 15 members of the Security Council including North Korea's closest ally China called the launch a violation of United Nations sanctions and vowed to take new measures, including additional sanctions. Read More »

Five ways to become a less appealing target for ransomware hackers

A researcher from Google posted on Twitter that an early version of WannaCrypt from February shared some of the same programming code as malicious software used by the Lazarus Group, the alleged North Korean government hackers behind the destructive attack on Sony Corp in 2014 and the theft of US$81 million from a Bangladesh central bank account at the New York Fed past year. Read More »

Google Adds Another Layer of Security to Android

For instance, Photos will notice when you take a shot of a friend and nudge you to send it to her, so you don't forget. Google is expected to give the crowd a look at new twists in its Android software for mobile devices. Google's vice president of engineering Dave Burke that Android has "the largest reach of any computing platform of its kind", Xinhua reported on Thursday. Read More »

Moto Z2 Force Leaked In Press Render

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Pricing wise, the Z2 phones are going to be heavily expensive as compared to the other Moto phones that the smartphone manufacturer is working on at the moment, which are - Moto E4. Lenovo's Motorola is expected to unveil new flagship smartphones as soon as next month and the purported Moto Z2 is shaping up as a powerful device. Read More »

Microsoft slams spy agencies for hoarding hacking tools used in cyber attacks

The IT ministry has also requested Microsoft India to inform all its partners and customers to apply relevant patches, the statement said . Microsoft's "ransomware" patch was reportedly shipped out in February, but thousands of computers were still infected this weekend by a global cyberattack because many were slow to install the updates. Read More »